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Your Stakeholders Are Listening, So What Are You Saying?
Your Stakeholders Are Listening, So What Are You Saying?

MARKETING AND COMMS - Understanding who your business affects and how they affect your business is key to long-term success. If you only focus on customers, you are falling way short. To truly take your business from local to national and on to global levels, you have to consider all the ways your company interacts with the world around it and, most importantly, what stories you are telling.

Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for New Metrics ‘18 Conference
Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for New Metrics ‘18 Conference

PRESS RELEASE - Speakers from Danone, Seventh Generation, and B Lab among those confirmed to share advances in the metrics around social and environmental value SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled program details for New Metrics '18: The ROI of Sustainable Business, scheduled for October 29-31 in Philadelphia, PA.

Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017
Dow’s Nature Projects Generated $120M, Engaged 380K Students in 2017

BUSINESS CASE - The Dow Chemical Company’s newly released 2017 Sustainability Report details its progress against its goals for 2025, including surpassing the year’s target for savings and revenue from projects that are “better for ecosystems.” Such projects generated $120 million in cost savings and new cash flow in 2017 against the goal to reach $1 billion by 2025.

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WAP: Helping Companies Navigate Hot Spots in Quest for Supply Chain Transparency
WAP: Helping Companies Navigate Hot Spots in Quest for Supply Chain Transparency

SUPPLY CHAIN - WAP Sustainability Consulting works with manufacturers and brands to help them meet customers’ expectations on sustainability – specifically around life cycle assessment (LCA), carbon management and product ingredient transparency, particularly in regards to chemicals management. We spoke with founder William Paddock to learn more about these current hot spots in the ongoing quest for supply chain transparency. What are some of the key issues or buzzwords of concern for companies right now? William Paddock: I tend to see organizations struggling with three things:

GRI, RMI Partner to Simplify, Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing
GRI, RMI Partner to Simplify, Enhance Reporting on Responsible Minerals Sourcing

SUPPLY CHAIN - Despite stakeholders’ increasing recognition to prevent human rights abuses in the extraction and trade of minerals, public reporting on conflict minerals by companies remains limited, and the quality and comparability of existing reports presents opportunities for improvement.

The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production
The Role of Business in Driving Sustainable Consumption, Production

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Business is increasingly aligning its activities with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A recent report shows that 43 percent of the world’s largest 250 companies are now linking their sustainability reporting to the SDGs.

The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured
The Future of Brand Impact and How It’s Measured

NEW METRICS - The new wave of conscious consumption, driven largely by millennials and Gen Z, is pushing companies to innovate around social causes.

Beauty Industry Leaders Partner with EcoVadis to Launch Responsible Beauty Initiative
Beauty Industry Leaders Partner with EcoVadis to Launch Responsible Beauty Initiative

SUPPLY CHAIN - In an effort to accelerate improvement on ethical social and environmental performance throughout the beauty supply chain, Clarins, Coty, Groupe Rocher, L’Oréal and EcoVadis have launched the Responsible Beauty Initiative (RBI).

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The Current State and Evolution of Corporate Sustainability Assessment Organizations
The Current State and Evolution of Corporate Sustainability Assessment Organizations

MARKETING AND COMMS - CDP, RobecoSAM, EcoVadis — they are all organizations that assess the sustainability performance of companies worldwide. They all have their own agenda and targets, and of course, their own methodology to assess a portfolio of companies.

Is It Possible That GRI Has Never Really Been About Sustainability Reporting at All?
Is It Possible That GRI Has Never Really Been About Sustainability Reporting at All?

NEW METRICS - September marked the fifth anniversary of a public comment that I and 65 other members of the Sustainability Context Group submitted to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the run-up to G4.

How Smart Sustainability Communication Is Bringing SMEs Out of the Shadows
How Smart Sustainability Communication Is Bringing SMEs Out of the Shadows

MARKETING AND COMMS - When it comes to sustainability communications, it seems like small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been operating on the dark side of the moon. From a global perspective, even though many of these companies engage as good corporate citizens in their local communities, the light usually falls on the “sustainability champions” of the world, most of them multinational corporations.

Commons or Uncommons? A Dialogue on Allocating Responsibility for Meeting Thresholds
Commons or Uncommons? A Dialogue on Allocating Responsibility for Meeting Thresholds

NEW METRICS - Sustainability requires contextualization within thresholds. That’s what sustainability is all about. Allen White, co-founder, Global Reporting Initiative The part can never be well unless the whole is well. Plato, Charmides, 380 BCE

Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders
Activation & Acceleration: Catalyzing Context-Driven Stakeholders

NEW METRICS - Part Nine in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

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Purpose + Context = Connectedness
Purpose + Context = Connectedness

NEW METRICS - Part Four in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Reporting 3.0: Global Common Good R&D Market-Maker for a Regenerative, Distributive Economy
Reporting 3.0: Global Common Good R&D Market-Maker for a Regenerative, Distributive Economy

NEW METRICS - “There is no sustainable business in an unsustainable world.” This saying — a kind of Reporting 3.0 “motto” — is simultaneously contrarian and common sense: contrarian in the sense that it counters the prevailing tendency in the corporate sustainability field to focus on incremental progress toward sustainability at the company (“micro”) level. Common sense in that sustainability applies holistically (not just atomistically), such that company-level impacts “roll up” to the systemic (“macro”) level.

Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program
Kimberly-Clark Reports Year One Results of Sustainability 2022 Program

PRESS RELEASE - Kimberly-Clark Corporation today published its annual report on sustainability, providing the first update on the company's global progress toward its Sustainability 2022 goals. Introduced last year, Sustainability 2022 is the company’s framework to address social and environmental challenges with programs designed to create social, environmental and business value. In its first year, Kimberly-Clark surpassed three of its five sustainability targets, and is on track to meet or exceed all of its goals by 2022.

Dow Highlights Progress in Redefining the Role of Business in Society in 2016 Sustainability Report
Dow Highlights Progress in Redefining the Role of Business in Society in 2016 Sustainability Report

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, laying a solid foundation with strong first-year results since announcing its 2025 Sustainability Goals. Prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards Comprehensive Option (GRI 102-54), GRI is the most widely used framework for sustainability reporting used globally by businesses, governments and other organizations. The report highlights the successes of Dow’s commitment to redefine the role of business at its intersection with society.

Reporting 3.0 ‘Data Blueprint’ Explores Future of Integral Information Systems
Reporting 3.0 ‘Data Blueprint’ Explores Future of Integral Information Systems

NEW METRICS - This is part two of a four-part series on themes explored at the upcoming 4th International Reporting 3.0 Conference. Read part one here.

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Assuring the Assurers: How the NOCLAR Standard Will Tackle Non-Compliance in Corporate Reporting
Assuring the Assurers: How the NOCLAR Standard Will Tackle Non-Compliance in Corporate Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - When it comes down to assessing corporate sustainability performance and impacts, investors, rating agencies and other stakeholders have developed a growing appetite for accurate, relevant, consistent and comparable data. In a globalized world prone to economic volatility, alternative facts and corporate scandals, solid financial and “non-financial” disclosure is expected to serve them as a beacon of trust in a complex planning environment.

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